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Meet the new Congress, more weird than the old Congress

Political Theater, Episode 174

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Administration ranking member Rodney Davis, second from front left, pose Monday with freshman Republicans on the House steps.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Administration ranking member Rodney Davis, second from front left, pose Monday with freshman Republicans on the House steps. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The 117th Congress is underway, and it is already weird.

A time usually filled with ceremony, celebration and at least a faint trace of optimism is clouded over by the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spectacle of members of Congress attempting to overturn the results of certified elections and the uncertainty of who will even be in charge of the Senate, depending on the results of two dramatic runoffs in Georgia.

In this special episode of the Political Theater podcast, Jim Saksa and Stephanie Akin discuss the spectacle that has already defined the beginning of the new year.

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